About the Rossell Hope Robbins Library

The Rossell Hope Robbins Library is a medieval studies library at the University of Rochester.  The core of this medieval studies collection was donated by noted Middle English scholar Rossell Hope Robbins and his wife, Helen Ann Mins Robbins. Rossell's sister Marjorie Hope Robbins also endowed funds for the ongoing purchase of books for our library.

The Robbins Library contains comprehensive holdings in all aspects of Middle English literature, as well as significant holdings in Old English, Anglo-Norman, and medieval French literature; medieval history, art and stained glass, philosophy, theology; manuscript studies; witchcraft; and Arthurian studies. We subscribe to many specialized periodicals, and have videos, DVDs and CDs that deal with medieval history, music, art, drama, and literature.

The Robbins Library is a non-circulating collection.

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